Saturday, April 10, 2021

Daisy Art Journal page

An art journal page created for the theme “Inspired By” at Art Journal Journey

This page is inspired by the painted flower die cuts that I see on Pinterest.

To begin I sprayed my page with Distress Oxide Spray, Hickory Smoke.  I cut the circles die twice and glued them to the page.  I then splattered white acrylic paint onto it.  

It was too...something, so I rubbed Distress Ink, Walnut Stain over the page and on the edges.
I stamped and painted the bottles with watercolors.  Then cut the bottles out.

The flowers are die cut.  I cut again the stems to trim leaves and make them long enough to sit inside the bottles.

I added Washi Tape to ground the bottles.  Glued the bottles and flowers to the page.  With a graphite pencil I added some shading for depth.  

The top left of the page was a previously cut die that I added for more interest.

I need lots of practice in this art journaling business but I’m having a lot of fun learning all kinds of stuff.  That I love doing these pages is as much a surprise to me as anyone!  It took my friend a long time to get me to even try this.  Now I’m hooked!

This gives me the opportunity to use a lot of the supplies that I have.  Cardmaking alone is just not enough.  The journal gives me the freedom to create that I don’t have making cards.


  1. This is a wonderful journal page with your leftovers, the flowers are so beautifully tinkered! the background beautiful details!!!
    Greeting Elke

  2. Your page is absolutely gorgeous, Annie, love everything about it! Thanks for linking to us at AJJ. Have a great Sunday, hugs, Valerie

  3. Right from the thumbnail at the start I knew this was going to be something special. The Hickory Smoke and the gold circles along with the white splatters got us out of the starting blocks with a great whoosh. I think at this stage I would have thought it looked pretty good now and stopped for a while to admire it. Which I did.
    The way you have stamped the bottles and added washi tape and shadowing is seriously good stuff. The stems show through the "glass" bottles - how did you do that? The beautifully painted flowers, the interest of the horizontal strips and the top left edge cleverly cut die cut make my art journalling heart beat faster.
    I think you have made another masterpiece, Annie.

  4. This is so beautiful. You sure have an eye for design!

  5. Wow Annie! I would say your practice days are over, this is an absolutely wonderful page! I love how your stems sit in those 'glass' bottles. Thanks so much for linking to Art Journal Journey! Hugs, Chrisx

  6. I am so happy your friend finally convinced you to try Art Journaling. This page is beautiful; once again every single element is just perfect. I am intrigued with how the stems in the bottle look as though the bottles are transparent.
    I see I somehow missed the very very nice dragonfly post, so today was a double treat.

  7. Annie, this is another winner! I love those white daisies! Thanks for giving a peek into your process! 💛🤍💛

  8. I'm so immensely delighted you chose to join us with your art journaling. It really can be a lot of fun, too. I'm glad your friend persuaded you, because I absolutely ADORE your journal pages. It's like you were born being a pro at it. The bottles and the way you placed the flowers in them caught my eye right off the bat. I also like how you added the die cuts for the background. This is a truly amazing entry and I'm thrilled you chose to join us at Art Journal Journey. I know for a fact, I'm inspired by YOU!!

  9. This page came out beautiful Annie. I love how you painted the bottles and the daiseys. And made the background. And put it all together too. What I really like is how this page feels vintage and modern at the same time. I thinks it's the lovely combination of colors. I'm glad your making some journal pages and sharing them with us at Art Journal Journey. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

  10. So beautiful! Such a super background and your coloring on the bottles and flowers is amazing! Gorgeous!!!!!

  11. Annie, I love your style, I love your incredible art. I would LOVE to add you to my left sidebar so I can keep up with your latest posts. However, I will only do so with your approval.

  12. What beautiful pages you are creating, Annie! I am inspired by all of your experimenting and creative journeys. The white daisies look like satin or enamel, so smooth and lovely. Thanks for sharing your pages and thoughts on creating!

  13. Your journal page looks beautiful and I think from reading your post that you enjoyed creating it. Thank you for joining us over at Art Journal Journey sharing your inspirational page.
    Stay safe.

  14. I am so glad you are enjoying art journaling. I find just card making is not enough and this is one way to make art that you keep for yourself and can look back on over the years. I cannot believe how many journals I have on my shelves.
    I love how you have shown us the process leading to the end picture, which I must say is lovely. I do like how you coloured the bottles especially. I love daisies so that was a winner from the start and the circles on the cover are lovely. A very accomplished page.
    Hugs, Neet xx


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